Sumatran stag beetle

Sumatran stag beetle

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Caption: Sumatran stag beetle (Dorcus titanus). This beetle has large antler-like jaws (mandibles, upper centre). These jaws change size and shape during the beetle's life, and are used in contests between rival males. It lives in damp forests where rotting wood can be found.

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Keywords: animal, dorcus titanus, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, jaw, jaws, mandibles, nature, sumatran stag beetle, wildlife, zoology

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